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Introducing the Learning Center
Lisa Stevenson

On-Demand courses offer all the content within our in-class seminars, but have been broken down into modules. For example, How To Import Into Canada Part 1, a great course to refresh your understanding of regulations or for those new to a trade role, is comprised of 7 modules. Each Part of the series is no more than 60 minutes long making it a total commitment of 2 hours for the bundle. Binge them all at once like your favorite Netflix series or tune in one by one at your own pace. You hold the remote control! ;)

March 20, 2019
AMPs: Increasing April 1, 2019
Jan Brock

In March 2017 the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) prepared a report on the management of customs duties. The report criticized CBSA’s AMPs system. Overall the OAG reported that CBSA had losses of $42 million or more in revenue in fiscal 2015-16 due to misclassification by importers.

March 12, 2019
CBSA Integrated Import Declaration And Single Window Initiative
Jan Brock

The Integrated Import Declaration (IID) is part of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) “Single Window Initiative” (SWI). The IID is intended to...

February 14, 2019
Importing Flowers, Chocolates And Jewelry Into The U.S.
Misty Gibbins

Just like the mysterious influx of pumpkin shipments in October, at the start of every February there is a monumental increase in the purchase of flowers...

February 8, 2019
Importing From China To The U.S.
Breanna Leininger

When importing from China into the U.S. there are a number of considerations you need to review to ensure your trade endeavors are successful. Aside from your everyday document requirements, what additional factors will you want to be prepared for?

February 1, 2019
A Beginner’s Guide To Ocean Freight Container Shipping
John Doble

Ocean Freight Terms and Abbreviations Terms, codes, and abbreviations define many industries. Ocean Freight container shipping is no different. One of the most difficult things to navigate in ocean shipping is understanding the basic everyday terms experienced professionals take for granted. For people new to the ocean freight industry this can be as confusing as ...

January 4, 2019
CPTPP: Trade In The Pacific Rim Is About To Open Up | PCB Blog
Jan Brock

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as discussed in our blog post What Does CPTPP Stand For? | CPTPP FA …

December 14, 2018
What Does CPTPP Stand For? | CPTPP FAQ
Gloria Terhaar

CPTPP stands for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. As of February 2018, CPTPP...

November 9, 2018
Attention Seafood Importers | New SIMP Regulations Effective January 2019
Misty Gibbins

On January 1st, 2019, the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) will change. Do your Seafood Imports fall under the new SIMP regulations? Your impo …

November 9, 2018
Canada Imposes Provisional Safeguard Surtax On Seven Steel Products
Gloria Terhaar

On October 25, 2018, the Government of Canada imposed a provisional safeguard surtax of 25% on imports of certain steel products...

October 26, 2018